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By W. Fitzhugh Brundage

From the assembled paintings of fifteen prime students emerges a posh and provocative portrait of lynching within the American South. With matters ranging in time from the overdue antebellum interval to the early 20th century, and in position from the border states to the Deep South, this number of essays presents a wealthy comparative context within which to check the troubling background of lynching. overlaying a large spectrum of methodologies, those essays additional extend the examine of lynching via exploring such themes as same-race lynchings, black resistance to white violence, and the political motivations for lynching. In addressing either the background and the legacy of lynching, the ebook increases vital questions about Southern historical past, race relatives, and the character of yankee violence. notwithstanding interested in occasions within the South, those essays converse to styles of violence, injustice, and racism that experience plagued the complete country. The participants are Bruce E. Baker, E. M. Beck, W. Fitzhugh Brundage, Joan E. Cashin, Paula Clark, Thomas G. Dyer, Terence Finnegan, Larry J. Griffin, Nancy MacLean, William S. McFeely, Joanne C. Sandberg, Patricia A. Schechter, Roberta Senechal de los angeles Roche, Stewart E. Tolnay, and George C. Wright.

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